Understanding Wine: Austin Beeman's Interviews with Winemakers
High Definition Video Podcast Understanding Wine. Video interviews with famous wine makers. Travel videos of wine country complete with wine vineyard profiles. Wine ratings and reviews in the style of Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, and Robert Parker. Visits to Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Bordeaux, France, Burgundy, Italy, Germany, and many many more. In the tradition of Wine Library TV, Grape Radio, and others, this HD wine podcast brings the wine educators and sommeliers to you.

The following is a clip taken from Austin Beeman's interview on the Upside of 40 Podcast with Sean Mooney.

Topic: How to Pair Wine with Food: The One Simple Rule

"Sean Mooney: Well, and now let's get to the basics, because I grew up and I was a waiter at a place called The Vineyard, and I learned the basics and the different types of wine and I could suggest, and we had wine tastings, it was great. But a lot of people don't really know wine at all. And there's always been this you have a white with chicken, and fish, and pasta, and then you have reds with meat. And does that still stand true or is it whatever your preference is? And is there a reason for that, that they go better?

Austin Beeman: So wine pairing is absolutely a real thing based on chemistry and biology. If you wonder whether or not wine pairing is real, brush your teeth, drink orange juice. The last thing in your mouth matters..."

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THIS IS AN EPISODE OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN Video Podcast: http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast Direct RSS feed: http://understandingwine.libsyn.com/rss

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Austin Beeman is a 19 year veteran of the wine business with extensive experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) Currently Vice President of Marketing for Cutting Edge Selections, Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Direct-to-Consumer sales.

While Director of Marketing for Bonny Doon Vineyard, he managed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the wine industry.

His video podcast “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman” has been praised in USA Today and his photography has appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

Austin holds an MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

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ABOUT UPSIDE OF 40 WITH SEAN MOONEY

Upside of 40 finds Sean Mooney wrestling with something new – the facts of life after 40. It’s candid talk for men with real experts on money, dating, relationships, fitness, health, technology, food, travel, retirement, sports and more. Get the good, the bad, and the funny about life after 40.

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Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars is not what you would expect from someone making some of California's best Pinot Noir.

He is African-American in an industry where diversity is in the terroir and almost never among the winemakers. Mac speaks with a southern drawl, wears a farmer's hat, and sports blue jean overalls in a world of California's "Wine Country Casual."

He is a boutique craftsman who makes his wine in the corporate beast that is Wagner Family Wines.

This is my full interview from 2013, recorded at Walt Churchill’s Market in Maumee, Ohio.

In the interest of supporting diverse voices in the wine business, I’ve assembled the entire interview here.

Direct download: Complete_Mac_McDonald.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Winemaker Jeff White of Glen Manor Vineyards takes Austin Beeman into his vineyards in Front Royal, Virginia to discuss the Petit Manseng grape variety.

White explains why he thinks this is the ideal grape variety for Virginia's hot and humid wine growing climate.

Drone Photography by Andy Gail

THIS IS EPISODE #74 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

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Work With Austin: acbwine@gmail.com

Austin Beeman is a 19 year veteran of the wine business with extensive experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.)

Currently Vice President of Marketing for Cutting Edge Selections, Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Direct-to-Consumer sales.

While Director of Marketing for Bonny Doon Vineyard, he managed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the wine industry.

His video podcast “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman” has been praised in USA Today and his photography has appeared in the Wall Street Journal.

Austin holds an MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

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About Glen Manor

https://glenmanorvineyards.com

Glen Manor Vineyards is located in Virginia approximately 70 miles west of Washington D.C., situated on a western flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The surrounding mountains, ranging between 1400 and 3400 feet in elevation, form a Glen which gives the vineyards a unique environment: A world of its own. The vines grow high on very steep mountain slopes characterized by deep, well-draining, and rocky soils.

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MUSIC CREDIT

Music - “Darien Gap” by Josh Woodward.

Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/

 

Direct download: UW074_-_Glen_Manor_Petit_Manseng.m4v
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Enjoy this brief visit to RDV Vineyards in Virginia, an elite producer of Bordeaux-styled wines.

https://www.rdvvineyards.com

This is Episode #73 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman http://www.austinbeeman.com/links http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

Direct download: UW073_-_RDV.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

Explore Rancia Vineyard in Chianti Classico, Italy.

Visit the old sharecropper's farmhouse that existed from the Middle Ages.

Learn all about what makes this single vineyard Chianti Classico special.

This is Episode #72 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman http://www.austinbeeman.com/links http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

 

Moments by Sappheiros https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/haiMw3ve1lg

Direct download: UW072_-_Chianti_Classico_Rancia_Vineyard_with_Felsina.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 7:40pm EST

Visit the greatest vineyard for Prosecco: the Cartizze Vineyard in Valdobbiadene, Italy.
Bisol Prosecco takes us to their piece of the Cartizze Vineyard.
 
We drink Prosecco while he explains the vineyard's importance. After returning to the Bisol winery, we'll get an explanation of how Prosecco is made and what is the challenge behind making a natural wine prosecco with no sulfites.
 
This is Episode #71 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman http://www.austinbeeman.com
 
Luvly by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
 
Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/SqlacdmRRyY
Direct download: UW071_-_Bisol_Prosecco.mp4
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Walk the Lenné Estate Vineyard with Proprietor Steve Luz.

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https://www.lenneestate.com

Special Thanks to Carl Giavanti

https://carlgiavanticonsulting.com

To hear Steve Lutz tell it, his vineyard sits on the poorest soil imaginable. “The worst in the county,” he boasts with pride and bravado. That’s because the depleted ancient sedimentary soil, outside of Yamhill, OR. he believes, is the best in which to grow Pinot Noir grapes.

He produces six wines from those 21 acres, but first and foremost, Steve Lutz loves his dirt. “It’s a pain to work with,” he says of his steep hillside vineyard called Lenné, “but it controls vigor and produces small clusters and berries.” With Pinot Noir, those are two integral factors to making really good, balanced wine.

Steve began making wine for himself in 1986 in Napa Valley which led him on a search 15 years later for the perfect Pinot Noir site in the Northern Willamette Valley. After an eight month search it only took 15 minutes when he climbed a steep hill 1 located outside the town of Yamhill, in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. He made the deal within an hour, planted the vineyard in 2001 and determined, “This is the perfect piece. It wasn’t even officially on the market when I looked at it. I just happened to know a friend of the friend of the land owner. It’s the luckiest thing that has ever happened to me. It’s a gem.” Though he likes to call himself a “minimalist” winemaker, it’s on this ground into which he puts the preponderance of work. “It’s more than a passion, it’s a privilege,” to be working with this soil, he contends. And, “the more work you do on a place, the more interested you are in it. To say, ‘This is what I do every day’, is a great thing to be able to do. I want other people to experience and understand that. This hillside gives my wines a certain aromatic quality and density, which spells terroir to me.”

With the 2014 vintage, Lenné’s vines are reaching maturity to which leads Lutz to exclaim, “I’m more enamored with this site now because it’s getting some age; we have a good feel for the clones, and the type of wines they produce.”

So in 2005, after he tasted the first wines to come off this stressed vineyard from which he at first wasn’t sure would be viable, and after “just writing checks which was tough on a marriage, I told my wife, ‘Don’t worry about it, everything’s going to work out.’” The Pinot Noir he recollects, tasted like chocolate black cherry; and that mocha-like taste has been a constant thread throughout all of Lenné’s wines since.

Lenné ~ 18760 NE Laughlin Road, Yamhill, OR 97148 steve@lenneestate.com

503.256-9562

www.lenneestate.com

Direct download: UW070_-_Lenn_Estate_with_Proprietor_Steve_Lutz.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

Wayne Bailey, Winegrower of Youngberg Hill, discusses five of the wines that he produces at Youngberg Hill in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

Youngberg Hill Pinot Gris 'Aspen'

Youngberg Hill Chardonnay 'Aspen'

Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir 'Cuvée'

Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir 'Jordan'

Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir 'Natasha'

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https://youngberghill.com

Youngberg Hill is a 50-acre estate with 20 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards in Willamette Valley. Proprietor Wayne Bailey and his family are the modern-day stewards of a property that has been cherished as a family farm since the 1850s.

Wayne’s holistic and biodynamic viticulture, coupled with non-interventionist winemaking, produce a diverse array of wines with personalities as unique as their namesakes. Wayne prioritizes a non-interventionist approach, gently guiding each wine into the best version of itself that it can be.

He likens his approach to raising children: you don’t make a rocket scientist out of a child with the skills of a music teacher. Wayne was selected as one of “Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018”, by Wine Industry Network for his community support efforts and noted as “A Pillar of Oregon’s Wine Tourism Industry”.

Special Thanks to Carl Giavanti https://carlgiavanticonsulting.com

Music - “Crazy Glue“ by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/

Direct download: UW069_-_Youngberg_Hill.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:59pm EST